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School of Polymer Science and Engineering

The Waterborne Symposium

50th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium
February 12 - 17, 2023

We look forward to being back in New Orleans for the 50th annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium. As we move forward to planning for our next in person event in 2023, we are implementing all necessary safety precautions and guidelines as set forth from the CDC and other leading health organizations. 
The annual Waterborne Symposium consists of topical sessions covering a broad range of issues within contemporary coatings science and technology. Held annually for almost fifty years, the symposium showcases new and innovative technology from academic and industrial scholars working around the globe.
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To administer the preeminent educational/technical forum in the United States directed to the science and technology of surface coatings and to provide revenue to support and advance students at the School of Polymers and Engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Over $241,000 in Undergraduate Scholarships have been awarded from Waterborne proceeds over the last 8 academic years. Thank you all for your continued support!

Program Composition
Short Courses:  February 12 - 14, 2023
Symposium:  Wednesday, February 15 - 17, 202
Expert Panel Session: Wednesday, February 15, 202
Technology Showcase Exhibit Hall:  February 14 - 16, 2023
Interactive Student Poster Session: February 16, 2023

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